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Old 12-23-2012, 04:03 PM   #29566
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today is a good one! the xr400 finally runs. 1 click is the tick!

should be ready for some light adventure riding this spring.

Nice! Good job Joel. I gotta do that to the 600 someday.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:50 AM   #29567
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Finally got it eh

Nice job

yeah, finally.


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Finally got it eh

Nice job
after 2 years or so...finally

if it wasn't for the love for old bikes, and the xr400'S simplicity and reliability, i would have taken another route. the time put in and $ spent were all put to good use......hahaha, i could have bought a newer bike....


thinking it will never be put together, santa felt sorry and gave me this.


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:55 AM   #29568
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yeah, finally.




after 2 years or so...finally

if it wasn't for the love for old bikes, and the xr400'S simplicity and reliability, i would have taken another route. the time put in and $ spent were all put to good use......hahaha, i could have bought a newer bike....


thinking it will never be put together, santa felt sorry and gave me this.


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE
Well I guess you've been a good boy this year, congrats. . Now go ride.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:44 AM   #29569
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Merry Xmas to all of you FF's from the beach in Todos Santos, BCS.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:39 AM   #29570
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thinking it will never be put together, santa felt sorry and gave me this.


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

DUUUUUUUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tell him to come by my house!

Happy Holidays everyone!
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:04 PM   #29571
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I was wondering when you were going to spill the beans Joel.





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Old 12-24-2012, 01:26 PM   #29572
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Very nice, Joel! How about a test ride :wink

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Old 12-24-2012, 02:44 PM   #29573
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yeah, finally.




after 2 years or so...finally

if it wasn't for the love for old bikes, and the xr400'S simplicity and reliability, i would have taken another route. the time put in and $ spent were all put to good use......hahaha, i could have bought a newer bike....


thinking it will never be put together, santa felt sorry and gave me this.


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE


No more noob excuses Joel. And it will be the lightest bike to pick up. How much for the barely broken in 540?
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:23 PM   #29574
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Nice new ride there Joel! It should just float on top of all the sand now eh?
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:25 AM   #29575
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Nice! Congrats Joel!
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:32 AM   #29576
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Well played, Joel...!

Nice :)
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:13 PM   #29577
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thanks for the replies.

i'm quite excited. it's a street legal 350. easy to handle and control, really smooth and it feels suitable for my kind of riding - leisure pace and mild off road. thought of the 500, since both are almost of the same price, more bang for the buck. well, i believe in riding a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow.....so 350 for me.

oil change requires that the bike be laid on the ground to fill the oil filter sump with oil.....at 242# dry, it was easy to pick up....

the other small ktm i have is a bored out 525 with full set up. it's a lot of bike for me, always angry and wants fast (ready to race).- the bike has to go, and has a few dibs already.

wish i found a slightly used 350 with farkles, but my search got me nowhere. like many of you, i'm going through the expense of installing stuff on the bike such as cooling fan, skid plate, folding mirrors, bigger rear sprocket which requires a longer chain, etc. so far the best piece i have now is a seat from seat concept. comfy and good quality.

the bike is very tall, over 38" and my inseam is 32"......, the suspension is also soft. so, i'm planning to take it to george's (esp) and get it lowered by 3/4" and put stiffer springs. may have to wait for a few more weeks before i could really take it out

won't be looking for another bike for a long time..

having 2 light bikes sounds good to me. i plan to ride the xr400 for light adventure riding and the 350 for day rides...


meantime, my 640e is my favorite ride. taking it to baja from 27th - 31st. about 6-8 of us, so if any of you are or will be down there - ..

those wondering about the annual carrizo ride this january, IT'S ON, PM me and i'll get you the details once we get it fully figured out.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:07 PM   #29578
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thanks for the replies.

i'm quite excited. it's a street legal 350. easy to handle and control, really smooth and it feels suitable for my kind of riding - leisure pace and mild off road. thought of the 500, since both are almost of the same price, more bang for the buck. well, i believe in riding a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow.....so 350 for me.

oil change requires that the bike be laid on the ground to fill the oil filter sump with oil.....at 242# dry, it was easy to pick up....

the other small ktm i have is a bored out 525 with full set up. it's a lot of bike for me, always angry and wants fast (ready to race).- the bike has to go, and has a few dibs already.

wish i found a slightly used 350 with farkles, but my search got me nowhere. like many of you, i'm going through the expense of installing stuff on the bike such as cooling fan, skid plate, folding mirrors, bigger rear sprocket which requires a longer chain, etc. so far the best piece i have now is a seat from seat concept. comfy and good quality.

the bike is very tall, over 38" and my inseam is 32"......, the suspension is also soft. so, i'm planning to take it to george's (esp) and get it lowered by 3/4" and put stiffer springs. may have to wait for a few more weeks before i could really take it out

won't be looking for another bike for a long time..

having 2 light bikes sounds good to me. i plan to ride the xr400 for light adventure riding and the 350 for day rides...


meantime, my 640e is my favorite ride. taking it to baja from 27th - 31st. about 6-8 of us, so if any of you are or will be down there - ..

those wondering about the annual carrizo ride this january, IT'S ON, PM me and i'll get you the details once we get it fully figured out.
Nice! Congrats on the new bike Joel! The big question of course is...does it have shaft drive?
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:39 PM   #29579
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nice job Joel! and it looks like k t m has stayed with the tried and true seat that breaks the riders seat in instead of the bikes. looks fun!
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:40 PM   #29580
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awesome joel. just like what i want (or the husky).

i call dibs when you want to sell it!!!

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